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hi, i'm beth troutman, we've got great videos, "right this minute." a man trying to escape his burning home can only get his head through. >> a basement window. >> we've got the story behind one of the most -- >> horrifying amazing rescues i've seen. a rod to whale on a on th
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pair of robbers. >> wait until you see what he picks for his -- second weapon of choice. >> oh! >> see the real fun start when reinforcements show up to help. when you shoot a can of coors into space, how do you get it back? >> that was -- >> meet the guys behind the grand experiment who answer the most important question. >> did you drink the beer? and on toddlers and tiaras, she was -- meet the whole family and all their mud-bogging, gut-slopping glory. >> i'll dvr the show! imagine your house is on fire, the only way out is through a window, that's too small for your body. that's what happened to an idaho falls man. firefighters desperately trying to get this man out of a basement window. >> you look close, there's his head and his two arms, that fire
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was blocking the only other exit. >> he can't go upstairs at this point? >> he can't get upstairs. firefighters can't get downstairs to get to him. they have to bring in the heavy equipment. so close to his head. >> you see, they threw a tarp over his head to protect him from flying debris. they have to make sure the power is off to the house in case they run a chainsaw through a power line there could be pipes and other things that the chainsaws can't cut through. go his hand is coming out and they've got a chainsaw, he tonight know where they're going with the chainsaw. >> the house is on fire, the thing could burn down. >> the firefighters are there battling the fire. they're also using water which creates steam. that could burn the man. >> firefighters do manage to cut a hole large enough. >> he made it out and he was fine? >> he was able to crawl out of the hole he made by himself. >> wow. >> what an odd rescue. the guy's head exposed so he's
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not vulnerable to smoke inhalation, but still, he's trapped in a burning building at the same time. >> he was banged up a little, but no serious injuries. >> this is one of the most horrifying amazing rescues i've seen. you know the saying -- fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on me. well, in this guy's case, it was more like rob me once, shame on you. rob me twice, shame on me. because that's what went down at the saint elias mini market in new bedford, massachusetts, it was robbed earlier in the week. then two robbers run in again, wielding knives. now the owner decides to fight back with a stick. his name is nicholas wood. he gets a stick out like it's a louisville slugger and starts lacing into these guys. eventually chases one robber out the door.
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his wife then goes and locks that robber out. so now the one solo robber is inside the mini market and this guy is just lacing into him and wait until you see what he picks for his second weapon of choice. a display shelf. >> just start swinging this huge display shelf at this guy. the guy doesn't know what to do at this point. >> he's locked in and he has a knife. >> did the other robber bust through the door? who is that? >> no. those are neighbors from a close by mexican restaurant. though saw the two masked men walk by. they went down to investigate the scene. saw nicholas fighting the robbers off. so they broke into the store, to help nicholas. wait until you see the gang of people, they bust in, they start taking down the robber. it's like -- men, women, children, it's like a family affair at one point. all the people from the mexican restaurant come down. authorities were called to the scene. one man was arrested.
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the other guy got away and apparently is still at large. >> we have normal monsoon rains in the philippines and you throw in a tropical storm and you've got chaos. look at this video from manila. you have a red cross amphibious vehicle going in to save people because there's been a ton of flooding. so far, 130,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. 78,000 are living in shelters and you have people stuck, needing to be rescued. and the amphibious vehicle is there when they need it. >> they're going to throw something out of the side of this vehicle. >> you can see people being pulled out. >> another person looks like he's going for a swim. >> it's funny you should mention that. some people are just going for a swim. >> it doesn't look deep enough for that. >> i don't think i would do
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that. because it's not like a freshwater pond. it's not the ocean. it's not a cliff. >> you never know what's down there. it could be a bike or someone's car. >> or it could just be mixing with the overflowing sewers and stuff. >> exactly. >> the government has closed government offices and private offices because many of the roads are flooded and the train system has been shut down. i have one more video to show you. this is how bad it is on the roads in the neighborhood. >> what's going on here in sao paolo. check out these mad driving skills in one of our favorite countries. >> bulgaria. >> russia. >> because the road isn't good enough for the driver, the driver chooses to just get on the shoulder. >> right. and pass on the dirt shoulder? >> yup. >> now they're going to try to go four-wide on a road? >> yup. >> oh! pothole, didn't see that coming.
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>> did you notice luigi --? seriously. >> it says luigi's caravan. >> you're not lying. >> what are the rules of the road in this place? what's the car in the middle doing? >> i think the rule is, if there is space, take it. >> luigi's caravan is in a hurry. last week, we showed you this exploding backpack. guess what -- >> it's fake. >> are they stupid doing this? >> maybe. or maybe it's really smart. see it, and decide. guys, i'd like to have a collective moment of silence as we say r.i.p., rest in peace to blewy. >> bluey is just a stupid car. why all the ceremony? see the story behind it wççñçñ
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remember this video that i brought you guys last week? [ sirens ] >> i have an update. it's fake. >> no! >> this video is an ad campaign. created by a company called next in. it was designed to promote the backpack. it's called -- the yak pack. it's a backpack created in new york and then exported to israel. >> i did notice they were focusing on the backpack. >> are they stupid doing this? >> some people are asking, are they stupid, given the current climate in israel. i think it's classless, because this is a serious topic. it's israel, we're used to seeing violence like that where we wish it would stop and they're exploiting that. >> but this had a very positive outcome for the company. the video had more than 250,000 views in just three days,
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breaking all kinds of viral video records in israel. >> you say it's fake, it's a fake bomb squad, this is like a set, right? >> the bomb squad police officer is an actor and the explosion was all special effects. >> if you're a viral video company, you'll take them whatever way you can get them. guys, i'd like to have a collective moment of silence as we say r.i.p., rest in peace to bluey. bluey is, i should say was, this 1982 honda civic. bluey, belonged to jazz musician harry etling in the inwood neighborhood of new york city. bluey sort of became a spectacle in the neighborhood. a bit of an icon. >> we go by and we see where the car was parked. that was the running joke. it was still going. >> i think the funniest experience we ever had with bluey was seeing harry with a
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giant canoe. >> right on top of it. >> most americans don't last as long as this car lasted. >> when it was bluey's time to go, because harry worried that his feet were going to go through the rusted floor. they had quite the sendoff for the 1982 honda civic. ♪ >> a new orleans-style funeral. >> oh. >> they've got flowers on the hood, they've got music, the community came out to see this. to send bluey off. >> first of all, i want to acknowledge my mechanic, mr. dirk neal, come on up here, dirk. anybody who needs car work done, this guy's a genius, he doesn't look like it. >> the mechanic in the video goes on to say he won't be missing bluey. >> as they say in new orleans, it's time to cut the body loose. >> by that he means it's time for the tow truck to take this thing away. >> there's one older lady from the neighborhood who gets
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emotional and even cries. >> aw. >> you can only see this in america. i'm very emotional. >> so long, bluey, you've had a good run, but everything comes to an end sometimes. ♪ tomorrow on "right this minute" -- >> that dance that grandpa, grandma and everybody else is doing. that's called -- chumping. >> that's tomorrow on "right this minute." and still to come -- a group of ducklings went for a little dip but then needed a little help. >> but first they did try to catch them with their bare hands. when they did work out -- >> they resorted to something else. see how they reunited them with momma duck. and some guys loaunch the first coors light up into space. >> they didn't do it just to do it. there was some science behind their project. >> hear from the trio to find out if the
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it's the best of "rtm" where we tell but some bonus videos on our website. take it away, steven. >> one of our friends, nathan is a physical comedian. we have him on our show all the time. he's got another character. this time ray is teaching us some self-defense. >> hey, i'm ray, self-defense legend someday. >> he's got a self-defense tape,
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them with their bare hands, when that didn't work out, they did resort to the big nets. and then when they were finally rescued with this pool they did reunite with their mommy and they left. >> good parenting duckling style. guess who learned about the olympics in brazil who showed up way too soon. she's a seal and she is supposed to be in the freezing antarctic. except she probably got lost and swam her way to brazil of all places where she was spotted yesterday and of course, people immediately started bringing out their cameras. >> so nature says she's supposed to be in the antarctic. but instead she swam up in brazil and decided to kick back. >> can you blame her? >> is she in the copacabana. >> she is at copacabana. >> shut up. >> any day she's going to start doing the meringue and the cha-cha. >> did they take her back? >> no, they spotted her there and they spotted her swimming back to the ocean. so her next destination is still
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tbd. >> at the very beginning of the video, i'm willing to bet that's a tear. >> tears of joy because she's warm. over the past year we've seen all sorts of videos of people launching things into space. this time, guys from sky probe decided to launch a coors light can into space. the silver bullet, if you will. this thing flew from santa clarita, california to the angeles national forest. there was science behind their project. they wanted to test the effect of near-space on a full can of beer. they wanted to validate the super cold label that coors light has on their can. >> i was about to ask about that. because the silver bullet, the mountains are supposed to turn blue when they're really cold. >> you're excited about that, you're right. when the mountains turn blue,
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coors says your beer is ready to drink. they got this thing up to 93,000 feet. look at how high up they are here. of course the balloon eventually burst this thing tumbles to the ground. here to tell us about their findings about this project, are george, pat and travis from sky pro. they're joining us from santa clarita, california, "right this minute." as the can went up it got cooler and then it passed a certain point and warmed up again? >> it started off at 900 degrees fahrenheit. it was a hot day. as it went up, we experienced temperatures around negative 70 degrees fahrenheit. the temperature actually starts to get a little warmer as you pass the troposphere. it was such a quick descent, it was only 26 minutes from the time it burst to going down, so i'm sure the can was still pretty frozen. >> i notice some people commenting on youtube saying oh, man, this is fake. the can would have exploded on
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its way down. you guys have an answer to that. >> it was traveling through the temperature gradients so quickly it didn't have time to pressure the bottom of the can kind of pooches out, it's noticeable that there's liquid inside. >> how hard was it for you guys to locate the can once it was in the woods? >> we did a quick projection of where we thought it would land. we didn't really believe that. and it did, unfortunately. >> that was an all day hiking trip, about eight or nine hours hiking in the angeles forest, it landed on the back side of a 6,000-foot mountain. we had to climb halfway down to get it out. >> did you drink the beer? >> unfortunately we couldn't. it punctured the can, so the beer was no longer there. ♪ ♪ a new tlc show that's got everyone talking. >> here comes honey boo-boo. >> honey boo-boo is coming.
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welcome to life on fios. so be it. if this it makes them happy, good for the taco. employees at an evansville, indiana, mcdonald's showed up for work and they saw two doors broken in and a landscaping rock on the floor inside. police got there, checked the surveillance tape and saw this. a guy walks in, tries to take a
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register off the counter at about 2:30 in the morning. when the register won't break free, he settles for a few parfaits. he runs out with a couple of parfaits. >> they don't keep money in there overnight. >> that's where you type in the order. >> not bright. and it gets -- even dopeyer. >> the cops show up, see the video and say, this guy looks familiar. one of the officer recognizes the guy as christopher mcgloghlin. they had a run-in with him the night before. detectives agree this picture looks like the guy in the video as they're standing there, having this discussion, doing the investigation, mcgloghlin walks by. cops go -- we need to talk to you. throw him in cuffs, bingo, got their man. >> what do you get charged with when you just steal a few yogurt parfaits, though? >> you get charged with theft and criminal mischief. i'm six and i'm a beauty
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queen. >> y'all better watch out. because here comes honey boo-boo. i want to win the biggest trophy, and a lot of money. money. gala gala, we hold em, money! >> see the road to stardom pretty quickly from the tlc show "toddlers and tiaras." she drinks a mixture of mountain dew and red bull to get herself pick up before her competition and now honey boo-boo has her own show. this show not only follows honey boo-boo and it follows mom, june, dad, sugar bear and sisters pumpkin, chubs and chick-a- chick-a-dee, those are nicknames. >> no surprise, she got her own show, if anything, as if society were to blame, it's a train wreck and it's hilarious to
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watch. >> how is this kid ever going to grow up remotely normal. >> if you thought she was crazy -- wait until you meet the rest of her family. >> we're not -- >> we're redneck. >> i watch the show. i'll dvr the show. >> it's just so reckless. >> this isn't anything we should be putting in our minds. >> it will do great. it will be a smash hit. >> either way the show is coming and it premieres tonight, wednesday, august 8th at 10:00 p.m. eastern. >> gotta make me holler, honey boo-boo. >> i'll get my gogo-go juice toetr ndatch it.on "right this minute." see you next time for more this minute." see you next time for more videos first. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com real big deals of the week.
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